Teacher In Your Bag

This special golf club has the unique ability to teach you the simple swing fundamentals for the new player and also help the strong player recapture their slumping swing.

Since the sand wedge is a shorter club, use it to establish rhythm. The head is heavier than the other irons and this alone makes it difficult to swing hard and jerky. In my teaching I like the student to understand the leading edge of the wedge stays connected to the body's movement throughout the swing from address through impact. As you turn, the arms, hands, body and leading edge all travel in unison.

With this understanding, your only job then becomes proper movement of your body. Assume a balanced address position and cross your arms, shoulder to shoulder. Make simulated swings into the right side, back to impact, then through to the finish position.

With this movement, start making 1/2 and 3/4 wedge shots. Learn to feel the club moving in exact coordination with your body. After hitting several small wedge shots, move into a few 8-iron shots. Resist the desire to snap at the ball, but focus on the connection movement with perfect timing as with the wedge.


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About Joe

Joe Thiel has spent 40 years helping others learn and enjoy the game of golf.He is one of only a few golf professionals in the U.S. who has earned the prestigious PGA Master Professional designation. The local PGA region has honored him as the PGA Teacher of the Year three times - in 1993, 1995, and 1997. He was also inducted into the Mercer County Hall of Fame in 1999, and into the 'Millennium Who's Who in America.' Golf Magazine has also honored Joe with the title of Top 100 Teachers in America for many years and Golf Driving Range Magazine has also honored him as one of the top 50 Teachers in America. More About Joe.